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Carol Of The Bells String Quartet

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By Mykola Leontovych

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String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Mykola Leontovych. Arranged by Nicholas Steinbach. 20th Century, General Worship, Technique Training, Christmas, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 23 pages. Published by Publishe By N. C. Steinbach (S0.431861).

Item Number: S0.431861

2018 Holiday Contest Entry

This is an original quartet arrangement by Nicholas Steinbach for Carol of the Bells. The arrangement features each instrument taking turns with the melody, counter melody, and motor. With the purchase, you will receive a 10x17 tabloid full score (6 pages), letter size score (6 pages), violin I part (4 pages), violin 2 part (3 pages), viola part (3 pages), and cello part (3 pages). Total is 23 pages and the approx. run time of the piece is 2min 45seconds to 3minutes. 

About the arrangement: 
The arrangement is primarily written in 6/8, but features some "metric modulation" (going from dotted quarter 63 to quarter note 126bpm for example). This gives the piece a dramatic sense of escalation as it reaches the final passage. Each player will have his or her time to shine in the arrangement. Also, various playing techniques are used such as ricochet (on open strings), legato, marcato, spicc. It is all written in a way to maximize the "virtuosic" sound while maintaining a comfortability and playability. There is also some interesting deviation from the original melody. 

This piece is perfect for a holiday concert. Enjoy and please email me if you have any questions: Nicholas.C.Steinbach(@)

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